Dave and Myra Lochwood had just retired. They decided to sell their home and follow their dreams of finding their retirement paradise. Thinking they had found that perfect place in the South, on what they thought would fulfill all of their hopes, and where they could buy an affordable plot of land to build their retirement sanctuary. But, the alluring brochures Myra had received months before, said nothing of the grossly overpriced and overdeveloped turmoil they found when they arrived. Shocked by what they discovered, they returned home only to find their house was sold. They had to find another place to live in less than a month. Fortunately, some friend of theirs, told them about the little mountain town of Tranquility. They checked it out and it had everything they were looking for, they found their unspoiled paradise near the little mountain village named, Tranquility. The Lochwoods were happily content in their pristine environment until the arrival of the land developers. The developers pushed ahead with the clearing of the land and the removal of vast acres of timber. Later, the hidden purpose of the developers was revealed in their conflict with Barton Campbell, the local minister of the church in Tranquility. Dave and Myra found themselves caught in the middle of the struggle between their friend, Barton, and the pressure of the land developers moving ever closer to their home.
A classic in contemporary Oklahoma literature, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s Red Dirt unearths the joys and ordeals of growing up poor during the 1940s and 1950s. In this exquisite rendering of her childhood in rural Oklahoma, from the Dust Bowl days to the end of the Eisenhower era, the author bears witness to a family and community that still cling to the dream of America as a republic of landowners.
The Village is a warm tale of real people living their lives in a faraway land. Set in a small community in mainland Southeast Asia, The Village, sometimes exotic, sometimes simple, is a modern affirmation for those who believe in the immutability of the human condition across all of our enchantingly variant cultures: the struggle to maximize well-being amidst flippant society...
The first in an exciting new science fiction series by Far North Queensland author Laura Kinch. Rebecca is tired of her job in the City. The System’s rules don’t allow asking too many questions and she’s close to losing her job. Then she meets Jason Gray, who tells her she’s a Controller – she has the ability to control machinery with her mind. At first, Rebecca scoffs. But when her apartment is attacked by a machine called a Peacekeeper and she finds herself hunted by the cops and a Controller called Valerie Chase, she has no choice but to follow Jason to the world Below. Below, Rebecca discovers her life in the City has been a bubble of security. She knew nothing of the massive mines and burnt-out workers who live there, managed by System Controllers who’ll wipe out a village at the first hint of production loss. And amongst all this: Jason, his resistance fighters, and their warship Leviathan. Jason says Rebecca’s talents are ‘special’, that he needs them for an important task. But the man is slow to reveal exactly what this task is. After being misinformed her entire life, can Rebecca trust Jason’s mission will make a difference for those living Below? It’s starting to sound like something much more personal.
Hunter Nichols, a successful narcotics investigator for the Pittsburgh police department, is critically injured during a drug bust. While recovering, his life is again threatened by the father of the man he killed during the bust, a Colombian drug lord bent on savage revenge. With the help of friends, family and a feisty Native American woman, Hunter discovers the true meaning of healing.
Every year Maui makes and often tops travelers' lists of the best islands in the world, and it's not just because of the great resorts and golf courses. Perfect beaches, green rain forests, and dramatic cliffs, along with spectacular marine life and rich Hawaiian culture, make Maui irresistible. EXPANDED COVERAGE: New restaurant listings highlight the best local favorites as well as top resort restaurants. Also included are the latest updates on nearby Lanai, now owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, who plans to make the island a model of sustainability. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the book's Top Experiences and Great Itineraries sections; best bets for restaurants and lodgings; water-activities comparison chart; top beaches list; and tips for families and for weddings and honeymoons. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Maui ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Maui stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
A Journey of Discovery in the Landscape of Imagination, California's Gold Country
Author: Gary Noy
Red Dirt is the story of one man's quest for personal knowledge. It is a journey to discover the influences of his homeland on his upbringing, values, and relationships. But it is much, much more. Red Dirt is also the chronicle of an expedition along California's Landscape of Imagination. It is the story of a trip down Highway 49, the fabled roadway that slices through the heart of the Gold Country the Mother Lode, home of the 49ers, the land of dreams. It is the true story of the past, present, and future of one of the most important regions in American Western history. Red Dirt is about who we are and to what we aspire. Red Dirt is about us.
When English society playboy Jonathan Hartley-Huntley is sent to outback Australia after a disastrous affair with his editor, all he wants is to take a few pictures, do a quick interview and get back to his usual life of luxury as soon as possible. Until he meets his host, the irresistible Charlie Hughes, and suddenly the back of beyond is a lot more appealing. Running the pub is a labour of love for Charlie and she has no desire to ever leave the tiny town of Bindundilly. That is, until Jon discovers an old painting that raises questions about both their lives. Charlie impulsively decides to follow him to London, and as the feelings between them begin to deepen, she starts to wonder if there's more to life than the pub. But at Jon's family home, the magnificent Hartley Hall, they become acutely aware of the differences between them, and it soon seems clear they have no future together – especially if Jon's mother has her way. Family and tradition threaten the course of true love in this warm and witty novel from the author of Outback Bride and Her Italian Aristocrat.